University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


About Us

CHGS was established in 1997 by Dr. Stephen C. Feinstein with the combined support of private endowments and the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts.  As our founding director, Dr. Feinstein was a visionary innovator who worked tirelessly to promote the ideals, programs, and resources of CHGS on an international scale. As scholar, colleague, mentor, and friend, he was cherished by people around the world whose personal and professional lives were impacted by the Holocaust and other genocides. CHGS stands as a living memorial to his legacy.


The Center is currently open by appointment. Please contact Jodi Elowitz at 612-624-6527 or email to set up a time.

Hours for Alejandro Baer, Director

Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Room 1133 Social Sciences
e-mail Alejandro Baer

Hours for Jodi Elowitz, Program Coordinator

Monday-Friday (Please contact for appointment). e-mail Jodi Elowitz
248 Social Sciences


Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
University of Minnesota
214 Social Sciences
267 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Main office phone: 612-624-9007